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HS 270 – Wearable Technology Connecting You to the World with Chris Dancy

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Holistic Survival - Chris Dancy, the Most Connected Man in the World

Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. For 25 years, Dancy has served in leadership within the technology and healthcare industries, specializing in the intersection of the two.

Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health as the media started to focus on wearable technology. He earned his moniker by utilizing up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize his life–from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.

A noted keynote speaker and executive workshop retreat facilitator, Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey–a disruptive, breathtaking journey–into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface.

Key Takeaways:

[3:19] Every major corporation is surveilling you, they just have a different name for it to make it sound better

4:19] Chris tells Jason how he went about starting to collect data on himself and how he decided what to do with it

[7:05] How Chris’ background as a Database Analyst led him to be able to collect all his data on himself

[8:59] The one piece of equipment that’s already doing tracking for you, whether you know it or not

[10:21] How categorizing your purchases by feeling rather than type can change the way you view your habits

[11:27] Wanting to collect data is good, but data isn’t very high on the food chain of your life

[12:20] The internet is turning into the INNERnet

[13:58] What could cause the death of apps

[16:34] As technology improves, we’re heading towards devices that can track anything we want, from blood oxygen to reading blood with spectral imaging

[18:21] How marketing could be changed as companies are able to get more and more data about our lives and the one place on Earth that’s ALREADY doing this

[20:02] The new world of data collection and surveillance is new and, admittedly, scary

[20:52] Whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the direction we’re headed with technology and surveillance

[23:03] What is singularity and how far off it might be

[24:37] The people who are going to be the most important as we move into quantum computing

Websites Mentioned:

www.chrisdancy.com
www.twitter.com/chrisdancy

Tweetables:

[6:32] “there’s this interesting relationship about our lives when you experience everything through a connected interface, that you realize there’s filtered information that you can benefit from”

[8:03] “We’re entering an age very rapidly, in the next 4 years (and I’d say we’re already, it’s done), where you can’t afford to live without the internet”

[18:08] “Disney’s probably the most surveilled, convenient, safe space on Earth”

[19:57] “People don’t have the ability to not weaponize facts, and we live in a world full of facts and data”

Episode: 270

Guest: Chris Dancy

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